The University of Malawi wishes to inform the general public that the Golden Jubilee Celebrations will be held on Saturday, 10thOctober, 2015 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre from 7.00 a.m.
His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika the President of the Republic of Malawi and Chancellor of the University of Malawi will be the Guest of Honour
Five Parades by cohorts of graduates streamlined by a period of a decade from 1965 shall march to the tune of the Police and Malawi Defence Force Bands brass bands from the Blantyre Civic Centre to Kamuzu Stadium.
Activities at the Stadium shall inter-alia include the following:
(a) Confernment of honorary Degrees
(b) Floats of scholarly exhibitions by students and lecturers;
(c) Floats of UNIMA alumni symbolizing collaboration with society;
(d) Choral displays and traditional dances;
(e) Poetry recitals and drama performances;
(f) A documentary cataloguing the life journey of the University of
Malawi in its 50 years of existence;
(g)Netball and football matches between UNIMA veterans and current
(h) Launching of the UNIMA flag and University of Malawi Anthem.
To curtain-raise the climax of the UNIMA Golden Jubilee celebrations, an International Conference and Gala Ball will take place atHotel Victoria from 24th - 25th September, 2015 and a Thought Leadership Dialogue will be held at Chancellor College from 30th - 1st October, 2015
All alumni who expressed their interest to parade have accordingly been listed. Alumni who did not submit their names but are interested to parade should send an SMS to 0888 120 194 and /or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni taking part in the parade will do so while wearing T-Shirts and Golf Shirts of the colour of their cohort which will costK3,200.00 and K6,200.00 respectively, or a UNIMA cloth which is selling at K1,250 per meter.
The T Shirts and Golf Shirts are strictly for those taking part in the parade while the Golden Jubilee "Chitenje" is available in all colleges for all interested members of the public. The cloth can be bought at any of the University of Malawi constituent colleges as well as at the central office and Bunda Campus of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR).
The T-Shirts and Golf Shirts will be sold on 8th and 9th October, 2015 at the Blantyre City Assembly Civic Center to all members participating in the parade.